Every week, we’re participating in #totalhonestytuesday, sharing the things we’d usually keep off of social media, and giving a little more insight into our real (and very un-perfect) lives. Hopefully, in doing this, we can all feel a little less pressure to appear a certain way online, and remember that everyone around us is much more than just the highlight reel we normally see.
And every Wednesday, we’re collecting stories shared on the hashtag here, so we can read them together and start our mid-week mornings with a little honesty.
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It's my first #totalhonestytuesday! My legs are always mangled in the summer – I scraped my knee while I was running, and I get a ton of mosquito bites, and then scratch them until they turn into scabs. It's gross and it makes me want to wear pants all summer, but occasionally I convince myself that nobody notices and I wear a skirt.
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When you're about to start prescription medication and you're really glad that you chose #gummies for your vitamin C supplement. Really brightens up the handful. But on a #totalhonestytuesday kinda note…I'm pretty freaked out. I often avoid taking even ibuprofen, so holding a handful of pills that I'm about to ingest…that I might be on for years (…that might cause retinal damage!) scares the ever-living-shit out of me. I have to keep reminding myself that this is just part of my wellness journey, and it might be what I need to start feeling better so that I can tackle this the way I want to. Lawd knows, something's gotta give. ….#anyspoonieswithme?
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#ConfessionsOfAGirlBoss: the past couple of weeks have been so busy at my 9-5 that I haven't been as focused on SofE:( I have been so drained but that's not an excuse. The point is look back at your past failures, make changes, learn from them and keep it moving one day at a time. No time to dwell on what you should have done! Don't forget about #totalhonestytuesday created by @faganchelsea! We wanna see your honesty 💚 @alovely_dae, founder, etc.
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Well, I know it's a little late but I would like to participate in #totalhonestytuesday this week. I used to be very insecure. I remember a time when I wouldn't speak up, I would only wear big sweatshirts to cover up, and I wouldn't even go to the grocery store if I ran out of milk because I was too intimidated by the cashier. There's something about doing what you love that really opens you up as a person. Since I've started photography, I'm more social, I wear what I feel good in, and I'm never afraid to run to the store. (I apologize if you've ever seen me buying groceries in my mermaid pajama shorts.) Although it can be scary doing what you love and even scarier making it your career choice, I know I've made the right decision. It's changed me as a person and I'm stronger now than I've ever been. And I have my clients and everyone who has ever supported me to thank for that. ❤️ #vsco #selfportrait #blackandwhite #honesty #photographer #photography #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #lifestylephotography #lifestylephotographer #washington #pacificnorthwest #pnw #strong #life #dreams
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💪🏽💕no shame in needing to get "help" #totalhonestytuesday for @faganchelsea 's challenge 💜 this cute photo is from my #therapists room & every time I go I stare at it cuz it's funny yet very true. I started therapy maybe a little over a year ago and it's the best thing I could have done for myself EVER. I highly suggest it to everyone ! I seriously don't know where I would be & more importantly how lost I would feel without it. 👏🏼 #amen for #therapists everywhere
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I am always jealous of people's perfect ~city life~ pics. This week, I'm in New York and will most certainly be adding to that trend by posting my NYC snapshots. So, before I do, here's a #totalhonestytuesday of my 5 hr bus trip yesterday, which I tried and failed to work through.
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#totalhonestytuesday: i have no idea if this walgreens face mask does anything, but my anxiety is off the charts for the first time in what feels like forever and i need the ritual. (maybe it's weird to share this but maybe someone else is feeling it and needed the reminder. self care is important, friends.)
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#totalhonestytuesday I am a bit of a hoarder. I've been following @faganchelsea for quite some time on her journey to financial freedom. One of the things she did was purge her wardrobe of the things she didn't need or wear to make room for a simplified stash. Today, with the help of a friend, I was able to get rid of nearly half of the clothes (some nearly 10 years old) in my closet. #clothing #clothes #purge #donate #cleanhousecleanmind #konmari #konmarimethod #thankyou but #goodbye
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Share your own honesty next week, and join the conversation.